Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @stilgherrian ever

February 2013

jeamland I can’t help but think that Seek is lying to me… pic.twitter.com/I4kVVLft1d

via Tweetbot for Mac (retweeted on 4:42 PM, Feb 28th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

GreenJ At risk of breaking ranks on the congratulations: a state politics reporter going to work for that state govt shouldn’t raise eyebrows?

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 4:41 PM, Feb 28th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Today we are all fucking daleks.

via Janetter for Mac

@abc730 No rush. I’ve already killed a kitten in your name.

via Plume for Android in reply to abc730

Focus completely lost, the headache less so. Abandoning work, heading to Leura Mall to buy comfort food plus a bucket for my tears.

via Janetter for Mac

Maybe the internet could drop by and tell me, well, everything really.

via Janetter for Mac

Losing focus. No, correction. Lost focus. But I have gained a headache. Excellent.

via Janetter for Mac

paulwallbank RT @mylescarrick: Australian Tax Office stores our passwords in plain text? You have *got* to be joking bit.ly/12cotpO

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 2:13 PM, Feb 28th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

So why has @abc730 got a space in the middle of my name in this transcript? Ahem. abc.net.au/7.30/content/2…

via Janetter for Mac

The_Whip_Hand When people text me “plz” because it’s shorter than “please”, I text back “no” because it’s shorter than “yes”.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 1:54 PM, Feb 28th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

nprmonkeysee “This is what it sounds like when every note is as loud a sound as my lungs can make.”

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 1:35 PM, Feb 28th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Pollytics You probably wouldn’t download a Scott Morrison either. Malware

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 1:23 PM, Feb 28th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Pollytics You wouldn’t download an asylum seeker o_O

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 1:22 PM, Feb 28th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

nicster Bwahaha RT @1Happytwit: My boyfriend asked me why I bother watching cooking shows when I cant cook so I asked why he bothered watching porn.

via YoruFukurou (retweeted on 1:12 PM, Feb 28th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

A taxi has been summoned, and it shall take me to Leura for lunch and stuff.

via Janetter for Mac

Look, folks, I don’t think we need to waste time arguing about who is and isn’t a Unabomber…

via Janetter for Mac

Article filed for @crikey_news! Probably not the most insightful thing I’ve written but, you know, deadlines.

via Janetter for Mac

Fuck. I’m sitting in my underwear in an isolated forest cottage, banging out a cranky rant against political stupidity. It’s the end game.

via Janetter for Mac

Two different tweets, two different topics, same old sexism. @amychozick @carr2n @SecWonk @gattaca twitpic.com/c7cmk2

via Janetter for Mac

Thu plan: Write for @crikey_news; lunch (where?); prep for tomorrow’s recording; write for @zdnetaustralia; shopping; quiet evening, I hope.

via Janetter for Mac

RT @giz_au: Listen To Ruslan Kogan Talk About Where He Came From And Where He’s Going [Thanks, but Id rather stab forks into my eyes.]

via Janetter for Mac

@riskybusiness And how the heck do you explain that to a non-technical audience in 5 minutes? Interesting angle, but too hard for @abc730.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to riskybusiness

@Asher_Wolf @iBIeeter Though I know your point is about media misattribution rather than an un-organisation’s organisation.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to Asher_Wolf

@Asher_Wolf @iBIeeter Well diddums to them. Can’t have “anyone can join Anonymous” and “no leaders” then whine when the bandwagon is joined.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to Asher_Wolf

@DDsD I can recommend CityMove, have done last few moves with them.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to DDsD

@vealmince @riskybusiness Yes, @abc730 fell into the PHEAR ALL THE CYBERS hole a bit there. MSM generally behind the pace in comprehension.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to vealmince

@yinettesys @purserj @riskybusiness Maybe we need to send @abc730 a list of real hackerish things they could shoot for stock.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to yinettesys

Thanks, @iBIeeter @yinettesys @R_Chirgwin, that confirms my guess that + Anonpaste = Anonymous. Or something.

via Janetter for Mac

Last night’s @abc730 story with @riskybusiness et moi is “Hacker attacks ABC, private information released” abc.net.au/7.30/content/2…

via Janetter for Mac

Finally watching last night’s @abc730 story. Seeing @riskybusiness dissolve into The Matrix at the end confirms my long-held suspicions.

via Janetter for Mac

I ask because by the time I was being recorded for @abc730, “linked to Anonymous” was already a news angle being discussed.

via Janetter for Mac

The ABC hack story, did that get (potentially) attributed to Anonymous solely on the basis of the hashtag?

via Janetter for Mac

Thu plan, unordered: Prepare for tomorrow’s recording; write for @zdnetaustralia; write another piece, maybe; and lunch where, exactly?

via Janetter for Mac

Thursday. Sore throat. Disgruntlement.

via Plume for Android

So with Tea Tree Cottage reached and horizontality achieved, that’s pretty much the end of the day.

via Janetter for Mac

paulwallbank @stilgherrian just imagine what the modern world would be like if the Nazis had Churchill parody videos

via Echofon (retweeted on 8:45 PM, Feb 27th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Just imagine what the modern world would be like if the Nazis had retweet bots.

via Janetter for Mac

@JohnBirmingham @NewtonMark @sylmobile Well, since I know my place as your rural Twitter meat puppet, I shall do your bidding.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to JohnBirmingham

@NewtonMark According to Wikipedia*, National Action is all Queensland these days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_… (* Yeah shut up.)

via Janetter for Mac in reply to NewtonMark

@NewtonMark Just imagine what the modern world would be like if the Nazis had retweet bots.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to NewtonMark

@dobes All I know is that [REDACTED] left the edit suite and came back a short time later with a jacket. “It’s not mine,” they said.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to dobes

Walking… talking… both were convincing. Thanks, @johncarneyau.

via Janetter for Mac

Thank you, everyone, the consensus seems to be that I convinced you I knew what I was walking about. And really, that’s all that matters.

via Janetter for Mac

I hope whatever I just said on TV (I’m not watching) wasn’t rendered arsehattery by facts discovered since I was recorded at 1515 AEDT.

via Janetter for Mac

53% of passwords in today’s ABC data breach cracked in 45 seconds. troyhunt.com/2013/02/lousy-… HT @troyhunt

via Janetter for Mac

@riskybusiness As I type that, I’m reminded that Anonymous is a brand anyone can adopt. Like Al Queda. Or Hello Kitty. Well, maybe not.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to riskybusiness

@riskybusiness It does sound like a solo job, yes, but where does capital-A Anonymous end and generic anonymous attacks begin?

via Janetter for Mac in reply to riskybusiness

So @riskybusiness and I talk about the Anonymous hack of an ABC website on @abc730 just started on ABC1.

via Janetter for Mac

@Geedess Yes, it’s quite healthy to not see Madonna.

via Plume for Android in reply to Geedess

The very fact that Madonna still HAS a cleavage should be celebrated as one of the Miracles of modern medicine.

via Janetter for Mac

On and fucking on they rant…

via Janetter for Mac

The 1723 is in motion.

via Janetter for Mac

@iBIeeter @riskybusiness Yes, as @sherro58 said at , MSM like @abc730 need to remember that 2/3 of us do understand technology.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to iBIeeter

@iBIeeter @abc730 @riskybusiness What you’re talking about is more a 4 Corners job, except that wouldn’t cut it for general public interest.

via Plume for Android in reply to iBIeeter

Well as it turns out, I’ll be able to catch the 1723 fnord train.

via Plume for Android

@iBIeeter @abc730 @riskybusiness Yeah good luck with fitting all that into a 4-minute story for tonight. ;)

via Plume for Android in reply to iBIeeter

abc730 We talk hacking & the ABC attack on tonight, with insights from @riskybusiness & @stilgherrian

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:43 PM, Feb 27th, 2013 via Plume for Android)

I also like how the newer UTS buildings have integrated student accommodation, like some David Koresh cult compound.

via Plume for Android

Each evening, UTS students stream through the ABC foyer to Central station, like rats through a sewer.

via Janetter for Mac

RT @chrlfx: @stilgherrian while you’re in ‘downtime’ ponder how we can make The Blue Mountains the next Silicon Valley … [Big bulldozer.]

via Janetter for Mac

RT @chrisjrn Jacket? What happened to your TV shirt? [It’s in the wash.]

via Plume for Android

Well that’s the @abc730 interview done, in a borrowed jacket. I’m now in the ABC foyer, dealing with email.

via Plume for Android

@abc730 Yeah we’d better aim at that. See you soon.

via Plume for Android in reply to abc730

So there’s three places at Central to buy party frocks, but none selling men’s shirts. @abc730 will just have to cope.

via Plume for Android

Shouty tuneless busker is shouty. And tuneless.

via Plume for Android

You might well say that.

via Plume for Android

@darrenpauli @abc730 I’d have thought “arsehat” was the traditional term.

via Plume for Android in reply to darrenpauli

Wed plan, re-planned: Get clean shirt; 1500-ish ABC Ultimo for @abc730 interview; collect laundry; collect suitcase; 1737 train outta here.

via Janetter for Mac

@mukimu Oh I have always been pleased with @zdnetaustralia’s more restrained and traditional reportage style. Rumours are not facts.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to mukimu

Meanwhile, I just have Received a Telephone Call from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

via Janetter for Mac

Here’s @mukimu’s take on the ABC hack story. Note the use of “alleged”. zdnet.com/au/australian-…

via Janetter for Mac

I see the Anonymous Institute of Extreme Cleverness has been at work again… scmagazine.com.au/News/334707,ha…

via Janetter for Mac

@liubinskas @pollenizer Were his predictions for January and February accurate?

via Janetter for Mac in reply to liubinskas

Disrupt all the things!

via Janetter for Mac

Being synergised by thought leadership.

via Janetter for Mac

If I’d known there was going to be a TED Twitterstream I’d have obtained ten tabs of acid and taken the day off to watch.

via Janetter for Mac

edyong209 Re: the TED tweetstream, actual people are saying these things. Real people with actual thoughts. It’s like Vogon poetry.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 12:31 PM, Feb 27th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Noted wireless network engineer Alan Kohler invents Fibre-to-the-Dooverlackies. As fast as FTTP, he proclaims! businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article…

via Janetter for Mac

Dear PR People, not all of the observations or statements made by your client are you “insights”.

via Plume for Android

@charispalmer Oh yes, our paths are bound to cross very, very soon.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to charispalmer

RT @chrisjrn: @stilgherrian Immediate Salami would be an excellent name for a podcast. [Um, true, though that was meant to be a DM. Oops.]

via Janetter for Mac

RT @charispalmer: Some personal news - I’m going back into editing as editor at iTNews, starting next month. itnews.com.au [Grats!]

via Janetter for Mac

No, I want the salami now! IMMEDIATE SALAMI.

via Janetter for Mac

Valuable Stilgherrian-related opportunity! Anyone needing to urgently buy me lunch can do so today. Afternoon meetings are possible too.

via Janetter for Mac

@dikkii Oh didn’t we already know that classical economics’ “rational actor” was wrong? :) Humans are annoyingly complicated.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to dikkii

@dikkii I don’t know what the answer might be, but I don’t think it’s stupidity. Even non-stupid people don’t use Diaspora. [shrugs]

via Janetter for Mac in reply to dikkii

@dikkii Yet even if a Diaspora pod can do all the things (and even if it can’t), Diaspora hasn’t taken off. The answer can’t be capability?

via Janetter for Mac in reply to dikkii

Wed plan, draft: A day of research and planning, in between errands to Enmore and Sydney CBD; 1737 [?] train to Wentworth Falls; sloth.

via Janetter for Mac

@dikkii Diaspora exists and is free, but is only the software, surely? There’s more to a service than just its software.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to dikkii

It is, or so I have been led to believe, Wednesday. Good morning to it, and you.

via Janetter for Mac

@dobes So why are you eavesdropping on us, exactly? @SnarkyPlatypus

via Janetter for Mac in reply to dobes

I could make that Special Gesture.

via Janetter for Mac

I can probably influence that decision.

via Janetter for Mac

You wouldn’t download a bin night.

via Janetter for Mac

NewtonMark Worst bin night since Federation.

via Tweetbot for iOS (retweeted on 4:45 PM, Feb 26th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

So @en_gy’s at the cocaine already this afternoon? It’s a bit early for a Tuesday.

via Janetter for Mac

NOW BRING ON THE GODDAM ASTEROID YOU MOTHERFUCKERS.

via Janetter for Mac

3. “The Twitter alternative you might be willing to pay for” at @crikey_news,also being about @AppDotNet crikey.com.au/2013/02/26/the…

via Janetter for Mac

1. “Vulnerability mythbuster: Windows, Flash good; Apple, Linux bad” at @CSO_Australia, now with a chart. cso.com.au/article/454645…

via Janetter for Mac

I shall now re-pimp the three things I had published today, after which I shall shout at the sky until an asteroid destroys the city.

via Janetter for Mac

RT @firstdogonmoon just swam with a dozen fur seals [Most people make do with Speedos…]

via Plume for Android

RT RT: Me at @CSO_Australia: “Vulnerability mythbuster: Windows, Flash good; Apple, Linux bad” cso.com.au/article/454645…

via Plume for Android

I’m feeling rather too sweaty for the refined environment of Rockpool, but I’ve been rushing around. I blame God.

via Plume for Android

Right. Story filed for @crikey_news. Time to dump my suitcase at the hotel and rush to lunch. Zooooooom!

via Janetter for Mac

Doing a rushed final edit on a railway station platform. Quality will certainly suffer.

via Janetter for Mac

Arriving at Central, finally. It looks like I’ll be finishing this article on the platform before going anywhere else.

via Janetter for Mac

Using the word “paucity” in a sentence. Because I can.

via Janetter for Mac

@SnarkyPlatypus Yeah, I think I’ll take a deep breath, copy these words over into the file for The Full Tilt, and start again.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

Oh. I seem to have forgotten what I was meant to be writing about and instead poured out a 400-word rant against Neo-Randian Arsehats.

via Janetter for Mac

We’ve just been told that in 5 minutes a city-bound (“up”) train will arrive on the down track, continuing thereupon until we reach Lawson.

via Janetter for Mac

It is now 13 minutes after the time the 0837 train was meant to depart. Yet it has not arrived. Because this. cityrail.info/service_update…

via Janetter for Mac

@sebchan And as long as there’s no putting of fingers into dykes.

via Plume for Android in reply to sebchan

There are schoolchildren touching each other in the pie shop.

via Plume for Android

But , you know, keep on ranting, ‘cos I can incorporate all this misinformed randomness into my @crikey_news yarn.

via Janetter for Mac

Perhaps a tiny shaved mind can’t comprehend that freemium doesn’t mean advertising-supported.

via Janetter for Mac

@paulwallbank Oi you! I’ve been to Rockpool before, and they didn’t frown at me very much at all.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to paulwallbank

@emmackat Thanks, but my philosophy is that knowing the timetable doesn’t make the trains run any earlier. Laissez-faire all the trains!

via Janetter for Mac in reply to emmackat

Whoever coined the slogan “Information wants to be free” must have confused “libertarian” with “librarian”.

via Janetter for Mac

@oberonsghost Thanks for the heads-up. It’s a good thing I decided to travel down earlier than usual to get minor, skippable errands done.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to oberonsghost

Tue plan, updated: 0837 train to Sydney; write for @crikey_news en route; 1200 Kaspersky launch, Rockpool; an afternoon of facing facts.

via Janetter for Mac

“Introducing the new Gillard range of gourmet accessories…” instagr.am/p/WKtcyECFnd/

via Instagram

Tue plan: Bump out Wattle Cottage (mostly done); 0837 train to Sydney; 1200 Kaspersky launch, Rockpool; an afternoon of facing facts.

via Janetter for Mac

Full Moon is just a few minutes away, at 0726 AEDT.

via Janetter for Mac

@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. La forêt d’eucalyptus est enveloppée dans le brouillard pluie et doux, cacher la tristesse. Et vous?

via Janetter for Mac in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

@iBIeeter Yeah I started writing a comment explaining “straining at gnats” and pedantry generally, but decided I couldn’t be bothered.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to iBIeeter

RT: Me at @CSO_Australia: “Vulnerability mythbuster: Windows, Flash good; Apple, Linux bad” cso.com.au/article/454645…

via Janetter for Mac

Dealing with the domain name system.

via Janetter for Mac

Meanwhile, here’s my Sept 2012 “Patch Monday” podcast interview with @AppDotNet’s @daltonc. zdnet.com/au/app-nets-ra…

via Janetter for Mac

I have a story on @AppDotNet’s freemium model, quoting @daltonc @leslienassar @kcarruthers, coming up on @technologyspec. When they wake up.

via Janetter for Mac

So @AppDotNet is now freemium. Free limited accounts are available via invites from paid members. blog.app.net/2013/02/25/int…

via Janetter for Mac

Tue plan, draft: Bump out Wattle Cottage; 0837 train to Sydney; 1200 Kaspersky launch, Rockpool; remainder TBA, but something complicated.

via Janetter for Mac

Botheration. Full Moon isn’t until 0726 AEDT, but Mistress Insomnia is keen to see me awake at this time.

via Janetter for Mac

Me at @CSO_Australia: “Vulnerability mythbuster: Windows, Flash good; Apple, Linux bad” cso.com.au/article/454645…

via Janetter for Mac

Rearranging all the things.

via Janetter for Mac

Oh. Full Moon. Well played.

via Janetter for Mac

@PointZeroOne @technologyspec True, this is what editors are for. But I try to file stories hat are not overly crap.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to PointZeroOne

Overly-long and possibly repetitive repetitive story filed for @technologyspec.

via Janetter for Mac

Applying a plumber’s friend to an editorial production pipeline.

via Janetter for Mac

I have written too many words.

via Janetter for Mac

Well the thunderstorm has helped me regain focus on the article I’m writing. Electrifying! [Groan.]

via Janetter for Mac

Committing acts of journalism, with coffee.

via Janetter for Mac

I know that my bank cares about me, personally, because they’ve changed the typography on their website and used the word “seamlessly”.

via Janetter for Mac

@John_Sots The rosellas have quite distinct personalities, but also this one looked different from the one on the photo. Maybe his mate.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to John_Sots

AndrewPStreet I doubt Sting’s familiar enough with Roxanne’s economic or societal situation to determine whether or not she needs to put on the red light.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 11:17 AM, Feb 25th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

@HomeAwayAU Holiday rental wasn’t my need, but that’s a handy list of Sydney options, ta. homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental… @juhasaarinen @domknight

via Janetter for Mac in reply to HomeAwayAU

Whoever decided that voice-to-SMS instead of proper voicemail should be a thing needs a giraffe shoved sideways up their arse.

via Janetter for Mac

@jonoabroad “Tonic” isn’t even a word by itself.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to jonoabroad

RT @christopherneal: If you were in SFO at RSAC it would be [wine time]. [Correct, and I’d be at a cocktail party right now. Sigh.]

via Janetter for Mac

Being visited at @bunjaree’s Wattle Cottage by a crimson rosella, but not the same one as I photographed last year. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

via Janetter for Mac

Is it time for wine yet?

via Janetter for Mac

Wow. @RealNickHodge and @en_gy have just merged into one.

via Janetter for Mac

I assume Delta Goodrem will be doing Jimmy Barnes covers.

via Janetter for Mac

glitchr_                                ه҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿҈̿

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:55 AM, Feb 25th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

“People like us – could poor hiring practices bring down Silicon Valley?” ask@paulwallbanknpaulwallbank.com/2013/02/23/peo…WL

via Janetter for Mac

Story filed for @CSO_Australia, because I’m efficient.

via Janetter for Mac

@SnarkyPlatypus Oui, nous pourrions être dans une sorte de bas grade enfer. J’ai vu le chat nu.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

@SnarkyPlatypus Il y aura beaucoup de temps pour dormir quand vous êtes morts.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Il est étrange étoffe bleue entre les morceaux de ciel et je me sens effrayée. Et vous?

via Janetter for Mac in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

Mon plan: Write for @CSO_Australia and @technologyspec; sort out the last few lingering webby things; blog post; early night.

via Janetter for Mac

paulcarr This story has possibly the best UPDATE: of all time. huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/24/sof…

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 6:47 AM, Feb 25th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

I was not wondering.

via Janetter for Mac

I AM SULKING BECAUSE I AM NOT IN SAN FRANCISCO FOR THE RSA CONFERENCE AND I BLAME THE ENTIRE INFORMATION SECURITY INDUSTRY.

via Janetter for Mac

Mon plan, early draft: Write for @CSO_Australia and @technologyspec; sort out the last few lingering webby things; blog post; early night.

via Janetter for Mac

“Let us appreciate every blessing that pours on us day in and day out,” says a spam comment on a blog post about urinals. Blessings indeed.

via Janetter for Mac

Hello, Monday. This is all happening slightly earlier than I’d intended. Humph.

via Janetter for Mac

RT @jeamland: If you need to borrow a USB memory stick, @stilgherrian’s your guy. [It’s true, I have a sack of the things.]

via Janetter for Mac

New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 142: Queensland, rain, alcohol and suchlike” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/14…

via Janetter for Mac

Taxi driver just asked me “As a journalist, do you think that if Rudd replaced Gillard he’d change the election date?” I started crying.

via Janetter for Mac

@corduroy I’ll bear that in mind, and vice versa.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to corduroy

@johnthelutheran The avatar is a doodle by @NickHodgeMSFT or @RealNickHodge, one of those two chimera, from last week.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to johnthelutheran

Wentworth Falls seems to be in the middle of a thunderstorm at the moment, so I’ve gone to The Green Olive for a pizza.

via Janetter for Mac

The railbus is arriving at Wentworth Falls momentarily.

via Janetter for Mac

@simonhackett Yes, it’s therefore disappointing that my line about white English-speaking geeks was cut. ;) @Zemmiph0bia @chrisjrn

via Janetter for Mac in reply to simonhackett

We have nothing anyway.

via Janetter for Mac

@Zemmiph0bia @chrisjrn Yeah look let’s just pretend that @simonhackett and I did NOT do synchronised head-nodding, OK?

via Janetter for Mac in reply to Zemmiph0bia

There’s more tweets in this month! Go up and select a date to see more ↑